Off Season by James Sturm

Over 700 comics!

We now have over 700 comics in our library, with dozens more that we still need to catalogue! Here are new donations and purchases from the past month or so. You can read these amazing comics and hang out in our library space on the third floor of CSI Regent Park @ 585 Dundas Street East! Check our calendar for updated hours. We are generally open Wednesdays to Sundays, from 11am to 6pm. Click on each cover image for a…

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Big News!

Our new home We have very exciting news— rather than planning our next pop-up library, we have been preparing to move into our first physical library space! Thanks to the encouragement, generous donations, and support of community members, we have been able to establish a partnership which will enable us to lease a space in a fully accessible and inclusive building in downtown Toronto long-term. On March 13th (this month!), we will be moving into CSI Regent Park (585 Dundas…

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Somnambulance by Fiona Smyth

Happy International Women’s Day 💖

In celebration of International Women’s Day, here are a few great comics from the CCOL collection. We have many more in the catalogue! We should be celebrating great comics every day 🙌. Click on the images for descriptions, and scroll down for links to catalogue entries. (descriptions from publishers’ websites) Catalogue: Dirty Plotte Number One by Julie Doucet Super Late Bloomer by Julia Kaye Flem by Rebecca Rosen Dumb: Living Without a Voice by Georgia Webber Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée…

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From cover of Amadioha #1 (Tobe Max Ezeogu and Kelechi Isaac Nwaogwugwu)

Spotlight on Comic Republic and the Nigerian Comics Industry

While I visited Nigeria this past Christmas, I was awed by how much the local arts and entertainment industry had grown. Nollywood keeps soaring to the second biggest movie industry in the world, and likewise the growth of the comics industry in Nigeria is remarkable. As a Nigerian secondary school student, the only Nigerian comics I knew about were the political cartoons in the newspapers, and Supa Strikas, a football (soccer) themed comic that soon lost its unique Nigerian identity…

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Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection edited by Hope Nicholson

New Comics!

Newest additions to the catalogue! Click on the cover images for descriptions, or visit our online catalogue for more info on comics!  

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Iron Circus Comics

Black comics publishers

Black Comics Publishers In celebration of Black History Month (and for any time!) we are featuring a list of black-owned comics publishing companies, including independent publishers.  😍 And an update: We now have all comics publishers searchable in our online catalogue (there are over 200!). Scroll down the catalogue homepage to find the Publisher drop down menu! In the CCOL Catalogue These comics cover a wide range— from Afrofuturism sci-fi to YA eco-fantasy love stories to friendship-driven ghost stories— and…

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Spera written by Josh Tierney (art by Afu Chan)

600 + comics!

We now have over 600 comics and graphic novels in the collection!!! Check out these recently catalogued titles! We recently received a few bilingual comics as well as several wonderful comic zine donations! Click on the cover images for descriptions, or visit our online catalogue for more info on comics! (Featured image from Spera, written by Josh Tierney, art by Afu Chan)

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Crowdfunding Update

We have now raised over $3,400 for our crowdfunding campaign— and during the holiday season! This will go towards helping us achieve our goals. We are happy and encouraged to have received plenty of vocal support and positive feedback over the past month as well. As a result, we have decided to extend our crowdfunding campaign another month! You can still give someone the gift of a comics library membership and show support for the project! Membership begins when you…

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Future Shocks edited by Josh Burggraf

Newly catalogued! Zines, mini comics, science fiction, and more!

We’ve had plenty of amazing donations in the past couple of weeks, and are working on finding a permanent home for these comics! If you know of an accessible space (ideally 900 square feet or larger), or existing space open to partnering with us, please get in touch with us. Visit our online catalogue for more information on comics and co-creators! Click on the cover photos for individual summaries.

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First Annual Holiday Swap and Drop

Our next event will be the First Annual Canada Comics Open Library Holiday Swap & Drop at Glad Day Bookshop! Bring your comics to swap with the community or drop off for donation to the Canada Comics Open Library. Hang out with friends and family, talk & swap comics, or play fun drawing games. We’ll be running a ticketed swap table. Every comic you bring for swapping gets you a ticket for the swap table. No sampler comics please! Games…

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